Madison Co. detention officer arrested on child abuse charge

Madison Co. detention officer arrested on child abuse charge

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Madison County detention officer was arrested Monday night on charges of aggravated child abuse.

Jessica Debbie Rhinehart was arrested by Huntsville officers and booked at the Madison County Detention Facility. She was released Tuesday afternoon under a $30,000 bond.

Rhinehart has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the results of an investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

She will also face a disciplinary hearing next week before Sheriff Blake Dorning.

Madison County Rules, Policies and Procedures Handbook allow for administrative disciplinary action if an employee is arrested or convicted of a crime.

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